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Gels vs Gatorade

by Bea April 30th, 2013| Diet Strategy
When you are training for more than 90 minutes, you are going to want to replace the glycogen that you have lost. Glycogen is your body's main source of fuel, and one of the fastest ways to get it is by ingesting a carbohydrate that is easily digestible. Gels
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Warm Weather Workout Fashion

by Kimberly Hays April 29th, 2013| Exercise Wear
When the weather gets really hot, we come up with reasons not to exercise, including lack of both time and energy. Sometimes all it takes to get us motivated again is new workout wear. Adding a few easy pieces to your wardrobe can make it feel new again. Here
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Quick Exercises for a Hectic Schedule

by James Maynard April 26th, 2013| Video
One of the biggest obstacles to working out, for most people, is trying to fit your workout into a busy day. With demands of work, family, and social life, taking the time to exercise can often be an exercise in futility! Given the enormous health benefits of an active
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Train Like a Judo Master

by Mackenzie M. April 25th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Judo is a modern marital art that finds its origins in late nineteenth century Japan. Judo features a competitive element where the objective is to take down the opponent to the ground or immobilize them. Judo is an incredible exercise of the mind and of the body, as it
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Must Have Books for Runners

by Louise April 24th, 2013| Fitness Expert
One of the greatest aspects of running is that it requires no special instruction or equipment to get started; however, just like in any other field, being a student of the sport will help you improve.

Just for kicks, I recently read Jamie Fixx's, The Complete Book of Running (1985), now
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Get the Facts: Detox Diets

by Kimberly Hays April 23rd, 2013| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Flaunted in advertising and by some TV doctors as the best way to eliminate harmful toxins in the body while achieving rapid weight loss, detox diets are more popular than ever. Even Hollywood stars have embraced these diets to look their best on the red carpet and to lose
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Using Pedometers to up Your Cardio

by Bea April 22nd, 2013| Cardio, Walking
Pedometers are a great way to track how your workouts are going. There are many pedometers, and all will log mileage.

The basic pedometer will count your steps. You could get a basic pedometer for $5, or you could spend a little extra, and get an even better basic pedometer.
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Healthy Snacking for Kids

by James Maynard April 19th, 2013| Video
Getting kids to eat nutritiuos snacks can help lead them down the path of a lifetime of healthy eating practices. Children take in about 25% of their calories from snacks, and by starting your children on a pattern of healthy snacking, you can help them integrate eating habits that
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Krav Maga Cardio: Outside Activity

by Mackenzie M. April 18th, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
The latest fitness craze to sweep the nation is the Israeli defensive martial art of Krav Maga. While it is strikingly similar to karate, Krav Maga is an amalgamation of techniques from a wide variety of martial arts from around the world.

Krav Maga’s fight training centers on real world
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Try Low Carb, Low Cal, Low Fat Crackers

by R. Carnavale April 16th, 2013| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Did you know there that are low calorie, low fat, low carb crackers that will satisfy your craving for carbs? The latest craze in celebrity diets is Gwyneth Paltrow’s low carb diet – no bread, pasta, or rice. Despite being a health fanatic, Paltrow says, “Sometimes, when my family
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High Intensity Weight Training

by Kimberly Hays April 15th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
If you would like to cut down your time in the gym and still get great results from your workout, you should try high intensity weight training. This training is supposed to give you excellent results in only 15 minutes a week, but be prepared – this workout is
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Healthy Fats: A Sleeper Issue

by James Maynard April 12th, 2013| Video
Incorporating healthy fats into your diet is an essential part of any beneficial diet. There was a time when people thought that all fats were bad, but some play essential roles in managing our health and weight. The way you incorporate these healthy fats into your diet plans can
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